Occupy Edmonton to Participate in Global Day of Action for Occupy Movement: Push for global Robin Hood tax
Edmonton, AB – This Saturday cities all over the world will take to the streets to push for a small thing to make a big difference: a tax on the banks that will make them give back a small percentage of their profits to programs that benefit the people from whom they profit. The rally or march will focus on the broad themes of the occupy movement: eliminating the corporate influence of corporations on public decisions, reducing growing income inequality, and a system that prioritizes the wants of a few over the needs and rights of the many but will also be pushing for the Robin Hood or Tobin Tax.
The Canadian government is showing no leadership on the Robin Hood Tax. Both Stephen Harper and Jim Flaherty have rejected the idea of the tax – and this is in the aftermath of a 1999 motion that made Canada the first country in the world to declare its intention to work towards the adoption of a tax to control international currency speculation.
On October 29, on the eve of the G20 Leaders Summit in France, people will take to the streets in cities around the world and demand that our G20 leaders immediately impose a 0.05% #ROBINHOOD tax on all financial transactions and currency trades. A Robin Hood Tax could help turn this global crisis into a global opportunity: raising billions to protect public services, help tackle global poverty and help the most vulnerable adapt to climate change.
What: Global Day of Action for Occupy Movement: Push for global Robin Hood tax, Rally and March
Who: Occupy Edmonton, Concerned residents of Edmonton and surrounding communities.
When: 2:00 pm, Saturday, Oct. 29th
Where: Start Occupy Edmonton camp (102 st and Jasper ave).
For more information please visit: http://robinhoodtax.ca/
Chelsea Taylor: 780-722-1226.